How to Make Perfect Polar Bear Coffee at Home

Greetings, coffee enthusiasts! Today, I bring to you a recipe that is guaranteed to make your taste buds dance with joy – Polar Bear Coffee. This creamy blend of coffee and white Creme de Cacao creates an unforgettable concoction that will have you reminiscing about it long after the last sip.

But what is a polar bear coffee, you ask? It’s a bear cocktail that combines the best of both worlds: coffee and alcohol. A delightful mixture of melted white chocolate, peppermint schnapps, and cocoa powder come together in perfect harmony to create this invigorating drink.

If you’re looking for a way to start your day with a kick or want to wind down at night with a delicious dessert cocktail, then I encourage you to give this polar bear coffee a try. Not only is it simple to make, but it’s also customizable, which means you can experiment with different quantities and ingredients until you find your perfect brew.

So grab your shaker and ice, or even a travel mug for on-the-go, as we take an adventurous journey through the world of polar bear coffee. Trust me; you won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Polar Bear Coffee
Polar Bear Coffee

This recipe is not just any ordinary coffee recipe. It is a hot and creamy blend of white Creme de Cacao, cocoa powder, and coffee that tastes like a genuine Polar Bear! Why should you love this recipe, you ask? Well, it’s because it will take your taste buds on a thrilling journey, where you can feel the essence of Polar bear in every sip.

For starters, this recipe has an intense flavor that is neither too sweet nor too bitter. The cocoa powder gives it a warm and earthy taste that works well with the intense aroma of freshly brewed coffee. And topping it all off with whipped cream makes for a real treat.

Moreover, one can never go wrong with the addition of peppermint schnapps. Its coolness will perfectly balance out the warm sweetness of the white creme de cacao and cocoa powder. Not only does it add an extra punch of flavor but also a tingle in your taste buds.

The best part about this recipe is its versatility. You can enjoy it as a thick bear mocha or as a delicate bear shot in case you prefer something milder. The variations are endless!

So what’s not to love about this bear coffee recipe? It’s a dessert in a cup – perfect for an instant pick-me-up on chilly mornings, lazy afternoons or as an after-dinner delight. Once you try it, you wouldn’t want to settle for anything else when it comes to your daily dose of caffeine. Give your taste buds something unique to savor and try this addictive polar bear cocktail recipe today!

Ingredient List

Getting Ready for the Polar Bear Coffee Recipe

Before we get started, we want to make sure that you are well equipped with all the ingredients needed in making this delicious polar bear coffee recipe. Most of these items can be easily found in your nearby grocery store or local market.

Here’s a quick list of the items you will need to ready before hitting the kitchen, so you don’t find yourself in the middle of preparing and realize that an essential ingredient is amiss.


  • 4 oz. hot coffee
    -1 1/2 oz. white Creme de Cacao
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sweetened taste whipped cream
  • 3/4 oz. peppermint schnapps

The above list is pretty all-encompassing to create the creamy blend but doesn’t worry as almost every ingredient here is an everyday staple, and you’d only need to source White Creme de Cacao, which should be easy to find at most liquor stores.

Once everything is ready on your kitchen counter, we can start cooking up this fantastic polar bear cocktail recipe.

The Recipe How-To

To make a Polar Bear Coffee, you will need the ingredients listed above. Once you have gathered everything, let’s get started with the recipe!

Making the White Chocolate Peppermint Syrup

The first step is to make the White Chocolate Peppermint Syrup. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar until the sugar dissolves. Add 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips and continue stirring until well combined. Add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract and stir again. Transfer to a glass jar and let it cool.

Preparing the Coffee

Get your coffee maker ready and brew four ounces of coffee using your preferred coffee beans. For a cold version, you can use cold brewed coffee instead.

Mixing the Drink

In your coffee glass, combine three-fourth ounce of white creme de cacao, one ounce of peppermint schnapps, two teaspoons of cocoa powder, and an ounce of the prepared White Chocolate Peppermint Syrup. Mix well until everything is combined.

Adding Finishing Touches

Now it’s time for the finishing touches! Pour in four ounces of brewed coffee (or cold brewed coffee) into your glass with other ingrdients. To create a creamy blend, top it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder or sea salt if desired.

And there you go – your very own homemade Polar Bear Coffee! Enjoy it while hot or cold, depending on your preference.

Note: This recipe serves one person, so adjust accordingly if you are making this for more people!

Substitutions and Variations

Variety is the spice of life, and the same goes for coffee. Don’t be afraid to switch things up with your Polar Bear Coffee recipe! Here are some substitutions and variations you can try to keep things interesting:

– Swap out the white Creme de Cacao for dark Creme de Cacao for a richer chocolate flavor.

– Use peppermint mocha syrup instead of peppermint schnapps for a non-alcoholic version of this drink.

– If you don’t have a sweet tooth, cut back on the sweetened whipped cream and opt for unsweetened whipped cream instead.

– For an icy treat, blend up the ingredients with ice cubes to make a frozen Polar Bear Coffee.

– Add a dash of sea salt to bring out the savory notes of the coffee.

– Turn this coffee into a cocktail by adding a splash of Kahlua or Bailey’s Irish Cream to the mix.

– Serve this drink over ice cream for an indulgent and creamy blend.

Overall, there are endless ways to tweak this recipe to your liking. Don’t be afraid to get creative with it and make it your own.

Serving and Pairing

When it comes to serving and pairing the Polar Bear Coffee recipe, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, this creamy blend can be served both hot and cold, depending on your preference. I highly recommend serving this beverage hot, especially during the winter months when you need something warm and comforting to sip on.

To really play up the Polar Bear theme, consider drizzling some sea salt caramel sauce over the whipped cream for a salty-sweet twist. If you happen to have any hot cocoa bombs lying around (or you want to whip up a batch), they make for an excellent pairing with this drink.

If you’re looking for a classic pairing, go for some freshly baked brownies or chocolate chip cookies. The sweet flavors of these treats pair perfectly with the rich chocolate and creme de cacao flavors in the coffee.

For those who enjoy adult beverages, consider turning this coffee into a cocktail by adding a shot of peppermint schnapps or Kahlua. Alternatively, serve alongside a polar bear shot or cocktail for a themed beverage spread.

Overall, this cozy coffee is incredibly versatile and pairs well with a variety of sweet treats and adult beverages alike. Whether you’re cuddled up with a book or hosting guests at your next gathering, the Polar Bear Coffee is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

After making a delicious Polar Bear Coffee, you may have some leftover that you want to store for later. Luckily, this recipe is easy to store and reheat for future enjoyment.

To make-ahead, simply prepare the coffee and allow it to cool at room temperature. Once cooled, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Make sure to cover it tightly to prevent any odors from affecting the flavor.

If you’re storing your Polar Bear Coffee with whipped cream and cocoa powder, hold off on adding these toppings until you’re ready to serve as they can easily melt or clump together while stored.

When reheating, gently warm the coffee on low heat on the stove or in the microwave in short bursts of 10-15 seconds at a time until it reaches your desired temperature. Be careful not to overheat it as this can cause the mixture to separate or become too hot.

If you prefer cold coffee, refrigerate your leftover Polar Bear Coffee and enjoy it over ice later. Just remember to stir well before serving as some ingredients may settle at the bottom of your storage container.

Remember that this recipe is for a single serving, so adjust your storage and reheating methods accordingly if you’ve made multiple drinks. Enjoy your Polar Bear Coffee anytime thanks to its easy make-ahead and reheating options!

Tips for Perfect Results

When it comes to making the perfect cup of Polar Bear Coffee, there are a few tips and tricks that can make all the difference. Here are some expert tips for achieving the perfect blend of creamy white chocolate, rich coffee, and cool peppermint.

Firstly, it is important to use fresh ingredients. Freshly roasted coffee beans will have more flavor than older beans that have been sitting on a shelf for weeks. Make sure to buy high-quality cocoa powder and white Creme de Cacao to ensure a smooth and delicious beverage.

Secondly, make sure you use the right ratio of ingredients. For a 12oz Polar Bear Coffee, combine 4oz of freshly brewed coffee with 4oz of white Creme de Cacao and 3/4oz of peppermint schnapps. Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to sweetened taste.

When adding the whipped cream, be sure to shake the can well before using it. Holding the can upside down at a slight angle, create a spiral motion from the outside to the inside.

For an extra indulgent treat, top with chocolate shavings or sea salt flakes. This adds texture and complexity to the drink that will take it from ordinary to extraordinary.

Lastly, serving temperature is key to achieving perfection in your Polar Bear Coffee. Brew your coffee hot and refrigerate until cold. When ready to serve, simply pour your chilled coffee into your pre-chilled glass along with your liquors mixture or ice cream.

So there you have it: With these simple tips, you can achieve café-quality perfection every time you make our Polar Bear Coffee recipe. Now sit back, relax, and savor each sip of this delicious winter beverage!


Now that you know how to make a perfect Polar Bear Coffee, it’s time to answer some frequently asked questions. Here are the most common inquiries I receive from customers who have tried this recipe or are planning to try it in the future.

What is Polar Bear Coffee?

One of our most popular drinks among customers is a deliciously creamy concoction made from our signature Cruisin Espresso, blended with the sweet flavors of white chocolate and peppermint. As a barista, I can attest to the fact that this drink is always a hit. Another favorite among our patrons is the Polar Bear Hot Chocolate, which boasts the same flavors of white chocolate and peppermint but does not include the espresso component. Both of these drinks are ideal for anyone who loves the comforting taste of hot chocolate with a festive and refreshing twist!

How to make a polar bear latte?

Let me walk you through the process of making a delicious coffee cocktail. First, we’ll need to heat up a coffee glass.
Next, pour in some schnapps and creme de cacao for a burst of flavor. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the amounts of each that you pour in based on your preference.
After that, slowly add in some freshly brewed coffee. As you pour, I recommend giving it a little stir to make sure everything is evenly distributed.
Finally, let’s add a dollop of whipped cream on top for a creamy finishing touch. To make it even more visually appealing, give it a light sprinkle of cocoa powder on top. Voila! Your gourmet coffee cocktail is complete.

How do you make COL coffee?

Let me spill the beans on my signature recipe for a delectable cold coffee. To get it right, I mix in a tablespoon of sugar, some warm water and a double shot of espresso into a blender jar. I give the jar a little twirl to ensure that everything gets mixed up.

Once it’s mixed, I add a generous pour of cold milk, followed by a few cubes of ice and a dollop of ice cream if you’re feeling indulgent. I give the jar a whirl once again, this time for a full two minutes to get that perfect frothy, thick and creamy texture.

Once the blend is complete, I pour it into a well-garnished glass that is both eye-catching and worthy of such an exceptional beverage. Trust me, with this recipe in your tool kit, your taste buds will be humming with delight.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Polar Bear Coffee Recipe is sure to be a hit among coffee and cocktail enthusiasts alike. The creamy blend of white chocolate and peppermint schnapps perfectly complements the rich flavor of coffee, making it an ideal drink for cold evenings or as a sweet dessert alternative. The recipe is easy to follow and allows for various substitutions and variations to suit individual preferences.

Whether you choose to make this drink for yourself, to impress guests at a holiday gathering, or to add something special to your menu at the coffee shop, the Polar Bear Coffee Recipe promises an unforgettable beverage experience. So why not give it a try and indulge in this delicious concoction today? Trust us – with one sip, you’ll feel like you’re enjoying a cozy Arctic evening with the majestic polar bear.

Polar Bear Coffee Recipe

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  • 3/4 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 3/4 ounce white Creme de Cacao
  • 4 ounces coffee (sweetened to taste)
  • whipped cream
  • cocoa powder
  1. Add the schnapps and creme de cacao to a heated coffee glass.
  2. Slowly add coffee to the glass; give a little stir.
  3. Top with whipped cream and a light sprinkle of cocoa powder.
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